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You Can Own This Irish Golf Estate for Just Over $1 Million

Inside the Coolest Backyard in Golf
Short-game guru Dave Pelz leads a tour of the practice facility in his Austin, Tex., backyard. The spectacular spread includes replicas of several famous greens, including the 12th at Augusta National and the 17th at TPC Sawgrass.

You have a million dollars to spend on a piece of property: why not make it an Irish golf estate with a private, nine-hole backyard golf course?

This charming four bedroom property, which boasts marble fireplaces, wet and dry saunas, a massage plinth and fitness room, Canadian maple units in the kitchen and dining room and a sunroom dubbed the "19th hole" (complete with home-grown grape vines to fill the 1,000 bottle wine cellar) is on the market for approximately $1.16 million.

And then there's the backyard.

The par-3 course, named "Cuan Na Mara" which means "Haven by the Sea" in Gaelic, has nine holes, 18 tee boxes, bunkers, a lake and fully drained sand greens over 8.5 acres. The course is 2,488 yards from the tips; 2,355 from the forward tees.

The future owner of the house is also just a two-hour drive from Dublin, enjoying both the comforts of the country (club) and the city in Ferrybank, Ireland.

Dave Pelz, are you jealous?


The backyard boasts a nine-hole par-3 golf course.


The exterior of the house.


The sunroom, dubbed the '19th hole' of the property, with home-grown grapes.


The course has fully-drained sand greens.


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